Learn new skills and build your experience.
Explore careers and the field you are interested in.
Build your interview skills and your resume.
Expand your profession network.
Get hired! Many employers hire their interns.
Think ahead. Begin building your resume with internships, practicums, and real-world experience to give you an edge when you graduate. Consider obtaining your first internship your sophomore year.
How do I obtain an internship?
There are many resources available to assist you in finding an internship. You should pursue several different strategies in your search including:
Office of Career Services: Our office can help you identify sources for internship opportunities and evaluate those you might be considering. We can also assist you in putting together your resume and cover letter for any opportunities in which you are applying.
Networking: Speak with family, friends, faculty, and college advisors about what type of internship you want and when and where you want to do it. They might be able to provide you with some contacts and advice for getting started. The department chair in your major area may be able to provide you with a listing of employers that have hired previous students for internships. LinkedIn is an invaluable resource for networking.
Contact Employers: Contact or visit employers in the region and inquire about part-time jobs or internship opportunities. To find listings of employers in your career area of interest, the yellow pages can be a good resource!
Job Fairs: Attend career/job fairs locally and within the region you would like to pursue an internship. Many employers that participate in career/job fairs have internship opportunities. Even if the employer is not looking for interns, you may still want ask about the possibility. To view a listing of upcoming local job fairs, click here.
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